Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2, formerly known as SQL Server Code-Named “Kilimanjaro”, is the next release of SQL Server. Books Online is the primary documentation for SQL Server. “Important Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online upgrades your existing SQL Server 2008 version of Books Online. If you upgrade, be aware that content & help topics now describe tools and features of SQL Server 2008 R2. To reinstall SQL Server 2008 Books Online, you must first uninstall SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online. Because SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 share components, you cann’t have side-by-side installations of Books Online on same machine,” explains Microsoft.
Books Online includes following types of information: Setup and upgrade instructions; Information about new features and backward compatibility; Conceptual descriptions of technologies and features in SQL Server; Procedural topics describing how to use various features in SQL Server; Tutorials that guide you through common tasks; Reference documentation for graphical tools, command prompt utilities, programming languages, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that are supported by SQL Server; Descriptions of sample databases & apps that’re available with SQL Server. You can download using link below, or access online through MSDN.
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